December 2018

New report on future research and innovation paving pathways for deep decarbonisation

The High Level Panel (HLP) of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative published end of October its final report with insights regarding future research and innovation needed for deep decarbonisation in Europe. The project team of the H2020 project DEEDS supported the HLP in its activity, with PSI providing input specifically to the energy supply and transport chapters.

November 2018

New publication freely available to download

A new publication about the long-term development of the Swiss electricity demands and their load curve pattern has been published in Energy Strategy Reviews by Kannan. The article is freely available to download until 7 Jan 2019.

New support for our group: Karlo Hainsch

We welcome our new intern, Karlo Hainsch, who is a Master student at TU Berlin and joins us for a 6-months internship. Karlo will work with the Global Multi-regional MARKAL (GMM) model, refining the transportation sector. In particular, he will aim for an improved representation of transportation demand and possible future technologies.

October 2018

Two new PhD-students: Michel Obrist and Sandro Luh

We welcome our two new PhD-students, Michel Obrist and Sandro Luh, who started this October in the Energy Economics Group.

Both will work with the Swiss TIMES Energy systems Model (STEM), aiming to show long-term pathways for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland. While Michel focusses on an advanced representation of the industrial sector in the model, Sandro’s work relates to the implementation of novel technologies and behavioral aspects in the transport sector of STEM.

LEA team won the 2018 best paper award

Congratulation to Kathrin Volkart, Chris Mutel and Evangelos Panos from Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis (LEA). They have been confirmed the best paper award in Sustainable Production and Consumption journal for their paper Integrating life cycle assessment and energy system modelling: Methodology and application to the world energy scenarios

The award ceremony was held on 4-5 October 2018 at the International Conference on Sustainable Production and Consumption in Manchester, UK. Stefan Hirschberg, the former head of LEA, was the keynote speaker at the conference and received the prize on behalf of the authors.

As the award winning paper, the article is freely available for download from here

Preparation for the next World Energy Scenarios 2019

In preparation of the launch of the World Energy Scenarios at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi in October 2019 a series of regional stakeholder workshops has been started by the World Energy Council (WEC). PSI’s Energy Economics group is actively involved in WEC’s scenario work and participated at the European workshop in Paris in September. At the workshop, around 35 participants developed three scenario narratives to 2040 and explored how new and emerging ecosystems might disrupt energy values chains in each.

February 2018

The report on electricity market modeling, titled "Oligopolistic capacity expansion with subsequent market-bidding under transmission constraints (OCESM)", is published. Work was under the competitive EWG-research programme of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Final Report.

December 2017

PSI successfully hosted the IEA-ETSAP (Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program) workshop during 11-12 December 2017 at ETHZ. The presentation are available at ETSAP website.

October 2017

PSI is hosting this year’s autumn workshop of IEA-ETSAP (Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program). It will be held during 11-12 December 2017 at ETHZ. Further details in ETSAP website.

September 2017

Kathrin Volkart's PhD thesis, which she successfully defended in March 2017, is now available Download thesis. Congratulations!

Mashael Yazadanie successfully defended her PhD thesis in August 2017. Congratulations!

December 2016

Kathrin Volkart contibuted to the INSIGHT_E Hot Energy Topic on Is domestic action enough? Policies and programs for the EU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions outside of its borders, which is available online.

The INSIGHT_E consortium (Grant Agreement number 612743) is an energy think-tank of the European Commission.

November 2016

Kathrin Volkart and Martin Densing contibuted to the INSIGHT_E policy report on Hydrogen and fuel cells in stationary energy applications, which has recently been published.

The report can be downloaded here.

The INSIGHT_E consortium (Grant Agreement number 612743) is an energy think-tank of the European Commission.

October 2016

The World Energy Scenarios 2016 - The Grand Transition have been launched at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul held during 9 - 13 October 2016. The central analytical tool used for the scenario quantification of future transition pathways was based on PSI’s global energy system model (GMM model). The scenarios describe possible future pathways for the development of the global energy economy until 2060 via three core scenarios, viz. Modern Jazz, Unfinished Symphony, and Hard Rock. Great contributions from Evangelos Panos, Tom Kober and Kathrin Volkart are highly acknowledged.

The report can be downloaded here.